Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Hacking the BCS to add customized web pages - done!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #51
mavantix
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gainesville, VA
Posts: 12
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Hey I offered to help with that!

I'm of course interested.

__________________
mavantix is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #52
Namako
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Namako's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Eagle River, Alaska
Posts: 123
Liked 10 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonW

I made it with Visual Studio and no, you wouldn't be able to make something like this without a good programming knowledge. However, I have been thinking about making it available as a customizable program that others could use. I currently have it setup to allow changing colors, fonts, sizes & locations of all the objects on the screen and saving the layout. A non-programmer would easily be able to customize it and add graphics for their own system. I'd like to see if there is much interest in a customizable front end like this if I were to make it available (for a nominal charge).
In for a penny, in for a pound! Me too!
__________________

Namako

Indecision... may or may not be my problem... I'm not sure

Primary 1 - Empty
Primary 2 - Empty
Kegged: Empty
Planned: Maerzen, Maibock, and a Kellerbier/Zwickle
Coming Soon: An upgraded Blichmann 20-gallon, Kal-inspired, BCS-controlled, all-electric RIMS-based pico-brewery (by mid-Summer 2015, after the winter thaw, and the NHC, I swear!!)

Namako is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 02:39 AM   #53
blakeseven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: manassas, va
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I would be very interested in a custom front end.

__________________
blakeseven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #54
luhrks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 336
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Ditto even.

__________________
luhrks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2013, 05:12 AM   #55
chappyman7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 65
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

would love to contribute to this! Truly great work here Jon. I am ordering a BCS right now for my build with the idea of using this interface.

__________________

In primary: Lemon Lime Hef, Double Jack IIPA clone

Seconday: Cascade Pale ale, EdWort's Apfelwein

Tap 1: I-Bre-A(Wheat IPA inspired by my girlfriend)
Tap 2: Hef Off!
Tap 3: EdWort's Apfelwein
Tap 4: empty *gasp

chappyman7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2013, 06:14 AM   #56
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,505
Liked 105 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

Things are moving good on this. Still adding more features. I've been trying to find a nice instrumentation package to spruce up the gauges, but they're all $500-$1000! At this point I'll probably just go with LED style displays.

__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/sing...ed-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hack...s-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upri...1-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #57
afalconc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: piedras negras
Posts: 55
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Im in.

__________________
afalconc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #58
bellinmi88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 260
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

You had me at "hacking". In.

__________________
Mike Bellini
In the Bottle:
Full Moon IPA
Oatmeal Stout
bellinmi88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #59
scarnera
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scarnera's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Euless, TX
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonW View Post
I made it with Visual Studio and no, you wouldn't be able to make something like this without a good programming knowledge. However, I have been thinking about making it available as a customizable program that others could use. I currently have it setup to allow changing colors, fonts, sizes & locations of all the objects on the screen and saving the layout. A non-programmer would easily be able to customize it and add graphics for their own system. I'd like to see if there is much interest in a customizable front end like this if I were to make it available (for a nominal charge).
In as well.
__________________
scarnera is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #60
ahlb0012
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Golden Valley, MN
Posts: 17
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm in. Great stuff, Jon. I'm in the process of building my single-tier system and I'm borrowing liberally from your 3-pump design. Thank you!

__________________
ahlb0012 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I really need to stop hacking my MLT and HLT ? nebben Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 4 07-21-2009 05:22 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS